Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Nekhebu G 2381 G 2382
Overall: 7 x 14.5 x 4.4 cm (2 3/4 x 5 11/16 x 1 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This fragment executed in low raised relief depicts a small portion of the back of a wig of a figure facing left. The entire fragment is painted black. The surface is extremely friable.
From Giza. Found on shelves marked "G2381/G 2382 Nekhebu." From tomb of Nekhebu G 2382 [(originally thought to be a tomb, but now known to be a jumbled deposit of limestone blocks from other nearby tombs)], court, originally from G 2381. Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition